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A PAIR OF DERBY BLUE-GROUND TWO-HANDLED VASES AND COVERS (LEBES GAMIKOS)

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A PAIR OF DERBY BLUE-GROUND TWO-HANDLED VASES AND COVERS (LEBES GAMIKOS)
CIRCA 1770, INCISED 62 TO BOTH

Each of typical form, painted front and back en grisaille with a dancing nymph reserved against the blue ground gilt with oeil-de-perdrix within a border of yellow and iron-red dots and a further border of anthemion (minor wear to gilding and grisaille painting)--9¾in. (24.8cm.) high (2)

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The present vases are an interesting combination of Antique form with Sèvres style decoration. Vases similar in shape, based on that of a Greek marriage vase, were marketed contemporaniously by Wedgwood in a variety of materials.
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